Moorebank Intermodal Company's concept approval

Moorebank Intermodal Company (MIC) has sought:

  • approval of a terminal on the MIC site under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
  • concept approval for a terminal on the MIC site under the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979

NSW concept approval

On Friday 3 June 2016, the NSW Planning Assessment Commission approved MIC's Stage 1 State Significant Development Concept Approval for an intermodal terminal on the MIC owned land at Moorebank. The PAC's determination can be viewed here.

To obtain the NSW concept approval, MIC submitted the following reports to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E):

  • Supplementary Response to Submissions report (dated August 2015), which responds to submissions raised during the exhibition of the Response to Submissions Report.
  • Response to Submissions report (exhibited June 2015), which addressed issues raised in public submissions on the Environment Impact Statement (EIS).
  • Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (exhibited in late 2014) (i.e. before MIC reached agreement with SIMTA) seeking concept approval for development on the MIC land in the precinct. This report also refined the terminal proposal, including its layout and how impacts will be mitigated. The EIS is amended by the Response to Submissions report which was publicly exhibited in June 2015.

Commonwealth approval

The Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy is now assessing the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the planning approval application under the Commonwealth Section 104 of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The final EIS documentation consists of the EIS exhibited in 2014, the two Response to Submission reports and a new summary document.

This finalised EIS was submitted to the department on 15 December 2015. It was on public exhibition from Wednesday 3 February until Wednesday 6 April 2016 at the following locations:

  • Liverpool City Library
  • NSW Department of Planning and Environment Information Centre

The finalised EIS is available to download.